Dr. Johnson is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia State University. She also serves as the director of the M.I.S. program in Criminal Justice Administration in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. An educator since 2001, her research is focused on critical theory, equity, and social justice leadership, particularly within the K-20 sector. Her other research areas include intersectionality, educational law/policy/governance, and curriculum development. Dr. Johnson holds multi-state reciprocity and has previously worked as a teacher, counselor, assistant dean, instructional leader, and curriculum developer in New York, Mississippi, and Jamaica, W.I. She currently serves as the ACJS Executive Counselor for both the Restorative and Community Justice and the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship sections. A 2019 UCEA David L Clark Scholar and a 2020-21 GSU CETLOE Faculty Teaching Fellow, her work is published in Taylor & Francis, the Routledge Focus series, Sage, Criminal Justice Review, IGI Global, and USA Today.